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As mentioned at the last KHF general meeting , Kenya Healthcare Federation has been approached by HANSHEP to take part in the formation of the HUB, and be the alpha testers for the site. The official launch will take place at the World Health Summit in Berlin (October 2014) that will be graced by several health Ministers around the world including our Cabinet Secretary of Health. This is a wonderful initiative for EAHF which will provide us an extremely positive visibility with health partners around the international community. It should poise us well for projects that would involve the private sector in this region.

Collaboration has begun with the technical expert from US, Ms Casey Santiago information about KHF in general along with other East African Healthcare Federation members.

East Africa Healthcare Summit 2014

At the summit we will be examining strategies for the development of East Africa’s rapidly growing healthcare sector. We are expecting over 250 senior level decision makers to be in attendance this year, the audience will include ministers of health, CEO’s and Directors from the largest public and private hospitals across the region.

Medical clinics and also a high number of distributors looking for International partners. To give you an idea of how well our events are attended I have included a link to some footage filmed by Bloomberg TV at our last sold out Africa Healthcare event.

We have  recently confirmed GE, Medtronic, Wolters Kluwer, Linet & Novartis as sponsors and are in the process of finalising several other major sponsorship deals with global solution providers. The East Africa Health Platform , an extremely respected & influential body,  have decided to endorse the East Africa Healthcare Summit 2014. This means that they will be supporting us in building the agenda and ensuring the attendance from all of the main Governments and Hospitals from all over East Africa. This is in addition to the long list of other supporting organisations that are backing the event.

We have only been producing this Summit for 4 weeks now yet through our reputation for holding  well organised, well attended and effectively focused events, we have encountered a huge demand for presentation slots, exhibition booths and delegate tickets for the Summit in Dar es Salaam this July. If you would like to be involved in the East Africa Healthcare Summit 2014 in any of the above mediums then please contact us immediately.

Please find the latest agenda and sponsorship packages for the East Africa Healthcare Summit (Tanzania, 1st & 2nd July 2014)

3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation Conference 2014

3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation Conference 2014

The 2014 Conference focused on “Creating Business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa”, and was hosted by the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF).It was officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mr James W. Macharia.The event aimed at increasing business opportunities, collaboration and innovation in the private health sector, so as to improve health outcomes in the East African region.

Founded in 2004, the KHF is the Health Sector Board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) that promotes the interests of the private health industry

Creating Business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa

Creating Business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa

The 2014 Conference, with the theme “Creating business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa”, was organised and hosted by the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) and officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, James Macharia. Distinguished guests from EA Ministries of Health included Ruhakana Rugunda – Ministry of Health, Uganda, Chole Ndayikunda, Burundi representative and Margaret Mhando – Ministry of Health, Tanzania.

The EAHF In May, 2012, healthcare umbrella associations of EA countries met in Kampala and formed of the East African Healthcare Federation (EAHF). With the formation of EA Common Market, the EA private health sector realized the need to form a common platform to present regional private healthcare issues. Alongside the KHF, the EAHF comprises of the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), Burundi Healthcare Federation (BHF), Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) and Rwanda Healthcare Federation (RHF)

Talks aim to heal sector

Talks aim to heal sector

Nairobi will be hosting the third chapter of the East African Healthcare Federation (EAHF) Conference at the Safari Park Hotel, from March 2 to March 4. The talks will cap a year in which Kenya experienced debilitating strikes by health workers amid reports of a polio outbreak and subsequent declaration of a national emergency,

The conference which is to be held in Kenya for the first time – previously held in Kampala and Dar es Salaam – is themed “Creating Business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa” and will bring together Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Burundi.

Dr Amit Thakker, the Conference Director and CEO of Kenya Healthcare Federation, said “Our conference is trying to foster a greater partnership between the five East African states through public-private and private-private partnerships.”
He noted that faith-based organisations – such as the Aga Khan University Hospitals and the Hindu Mandal hospital – were playing key role in the region’s healthcare.
That said, one of the key challenges plaguing the region is the availability of qualified professionals, and to this end, he hopes that the conference will “reduce non-tariff barriers and improve movement of health workers around the region.”
Dr Thakker added that Tanzania in particular needs to invest in training, although he acknowledged that the country’s National Health Policy was one of the most progressive in the region.
Tanzania will be represented by a 50 member strong delegation. This is comparison to 35 delegates from Uganda and 10 representatives each from Burundi and Rwanda.
The EAHF conference will discuss, among other issues, ways to increase healthcare personnel and attract further investment in the sector

Article by  – Aamera Jiwaji